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About Maha Marathon

“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.” – Joseph Pilates

The Maha Marathon, organized by Lokmat Media Pvt Ltd, solely aims to encourage and inspire individuals from diverse backgrounds to come together with the exclusive agenda of promoting active lifestyle practices for a healthier life.

This event caters to a wide range of participants, including dedicated professionals, elite runners, half marathon enthusiasts, novice runners, and families. It provides an inclusive space for everyone to participate. So take a healthy stride towards your better health and savor the excitement of becoming a part of Maharashtra's largest marathon event. The marathon covers six major cities of Maharashtra and has witnessed a humongous presence of over 50,000 participants.


Lokmat is Maharashtra’s No 1 newspaper with 11 editions across the state. Lokmat Media has, Lokmat epaper; Lokmat Samachar – Nagpur’s No. 1 Daily; Lokmat Times – the English newspaper with editions in Aurangabad, Nashik, and Nagpur; G2, a global lifestyle magazine and IBN-Lokmat, Marathi News Channel as JV with IBN Group.

Lokmat has the Largest School Initiative Program across the state called “Sanskarache Moti” touching 3000 schools and 30 lakh students. Its various platforms also include Sakhi Manch, which is iconic and one of the most popular women empowerment platforms in Maharashtra. Its outreach programs connect with all segments including Maharashtra’s children, youth and women through education, sports and empowerment initiatives.

It has 2 Guinness Book of World Records to its credit – one with over a lakh people singing the National Anthem in Aurangabad in 2012 and 2nd with over 7000 students creating a Dot to Dot Ganesha drawing in Pune in 2014. It recognizes achievers across the state with one-of-a-kind Lokmat Maharashtrian of the Year Award, Lokmat Goan of the Year Award, Lokmat Icons Coffee Table Book, Vidhi Mandal Awards, and many more innovative initiatives. Standing strong with true journalism for the last 45 years, be it news, education, sports, or empowerment, Lokmat is present across the length and breadth of Maharashtra touching the lives of its readers in a distinct way.

Ruchira Darda is a certified Parenting and Family Coach, Mindfulness Practitioner, Children’s book author, and motivational speaker. After becoming a mother, she developed a profound passion for health and fitness. That’s when Ruchira felt the need to bring forth a platform that would be inclusive for every runner in Maharashtra. This thought led to the conception of the Lokmat Maha Marathon. She is currently functioning as the Director of the Lokmat Maha Marathon, a marathon that will cover six major cities of Maharashtra and will witness the participation of over 50,000 participants.

Ruchira Darda

Our Team

We, at Lokmat, believe in delivering the most unforgettable and unique experiences that set it apart from all others. The Maha Marathon which is the most memorable marathon in Maharashtra has garnered this reputation only because every member of ours has contributed to this mission and genuinely assisted the participants in the best way possible. The grandeur of the Maha Marathon and its immense success is undoubtedly the outcome of the extraordinary efforts of our capable and dedicated Maha Team.

Every Lokmat member associates and commits wholeheartedly to the vision behind the Maha Marathon. This is the primary reason why our team members give their all in making the marathon the biggest Marathon event in Maharashtra.

Sanjay Patil
Race Director, Maha Marathon

Sanjay is an evangelist of fitness and well-being. His passion has not only motivated countless amateur and professional athletes to lace up their running shoes but also guided countless individuals towards a life enriched with health, fitness & mindful living.

Norrie Williamson
World Athletics/AIMS Course Measurer Grade A

Technical Consulting, Race Organization, Official, Media and Coaching Grade A Technical Consultant for measuring Lokmat Maha Marathon

Aniruddha Athani
National Level Measurer

Technical Consulting, Race Organization, Official, Media and Coaching Grade A Technical Consultant for measuring Lokmat Maha Marathon